Vocational Training for Veterans
Creative Drill Sergeants (CDS) is a Veteran Owned and Operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides our Veterans with economic empowerment and stability through Operation Enjoyable Employment, a Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Development program that encompasses the most important aspect of Chronic Care Management and successful reintegration; Economic Stability.
Free training courses for Veterans and their youth age 13 up in the Expressive Arts categories of Graphics and Media Arts that include; Film, Photography, Graphic Design and Printing, Website Development and Maintenance, Sound Engineering, Video Production, Music Production and more; Expressive Arts industry skills that lead to enjoyable employment.
Arts help Veterans heal”: The arts can address one of the reasons a service member or veteran might avoid seeking treatment, since when using the arts, individuals can experience or express their thoughts and feelings without necessarily having to talk about or directly confront the trauma, if they are not ready. One of the most difficult experiences is the transition from military to civilian life. Approximately 14 percent of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan meet criteria for depression. Left untreated, depression can increase the chance of risky behaviors, damage relationships, create problems on the job, make it difficult to overcome serious illnesses or even lead to suicide (http://www.naco.org/articles/guest–column–arts–helpVeterans–heal).